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UN: Iraq Death Toll For July Surpasses 1,000

UN: Iraq Death Toll For July Surpasses 1,000

Aug 01, BAGHDAD — More than 1,000 people were killed in Iraq in July, the highest monthly death toll in five years, the U.N. said Thursday, a grim figure that shows rapidly deteriorating security as sectarian tensions soar nearly two years after U.S. troops withdrew from the country. Violence has been on the rise all […]

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Oil spill hits Thailand Tourist Island

Oil spill hits Thailand Tourist Island

July 29, – Oil from a pipeline leak has reached a national park in Thailand. Some visitors were cutting short their holidays on the island, which is a popular destination for weekend breaks for Bangkok residents. Villagers, navy personnel and national park officials battled to clean up the oil, which reached the popular tourist island […]

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At least 37 dead after Bus plunges into ravine in Italy

At least 37 dead after Bus plunges into ravine in Italy

July 29, ROME — Reports said as many as 49 people had been aboard the bus when it ripped through a guardrail after slamming into cars slowed down by traffic, then plunged some 30 meters (100 feet) off the highway and into a ravine near a wooded area. In its plunge, the bus tore away […]

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Pope draws 3M to Mass as Brazil trip closes

Pope draws 3M to Mass as Brazil trip closes

July 29, RIO DE JANEIRO — Pope Francis’ historic trip to his home continent ended Sunday after a marathon weeklong visit to Brazil that drew millions of people onto the sands of Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Copacabana beach and appeared to reinvigorate the clergy and faithful alike in the world’s largest Catholic country. Dignitaries including […]

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Egypt: 38 Morsi supporters killed in clashes near Cairo

Egypt: 38 Morsi supporters killed in clashes near Cairo

July 27, – An Egyptian doctor at a field hospital says at least 38 supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi have been killed near a Cairo demonstration following clashes with security forces. Yehia Mikkia says the overnight night clashes have overwhelmed the hospital operating from the sit-in where the protesters have been camped for over […]

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Russian court rejects parole for jailed Pussy Riot member

Russian court rejects parole for jailed Pussy Riot member

July 27, – A court denied parole for a jailed member of Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot on Friday, state media reported. The Supreme Court of the Mordovia region upheld an earlier decision to deny Nadezhda Tolokonnikova’s parole, the official RIA Novosti news agency said. Tolokonnikova was given a 2-year sentence for hooliganism after […]

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Iraq: Blast inside crowded cafe kills 16

Iraq: Blast inside crowded cafe kills 16

July 26, BAGHDAD — Iraqi authorities say a bomb targeting diners in a crowded cafe north of Baghdad has killed 16 people and wounded 20. Iraqi police said that the Thursday night attack occurred inside the Noufel cafe near the town of Muqdadiyah, about 90 kilometers (60 miles) north of Baghdad. Hospital officials confirmed the […]

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Militants ambush truck convoy in northern Iraq, kill 14 people

Militants ambush truck convoy in northern Iraq, kill 14 people

July 25, BAGHDAD — Across Iraq, insurgents have in the recent months escalated attacks on civilians and government forces. The violence has reached levels not seen since 2008, fueling worries of a return to the widespread sectarian killing that pushed the country to the brink of civil war after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. More than […]

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Pirates free Turkish ship with Indian crew

Pirates free Turkish ship with Indian crew

July 24, – The Indian crew of MT Cotton is safe and many of them have called home after their release, family members say. Pirates have released a Turkish cargo ship with a crew of 24 Indians which they hijacked near Port Gentil off the coast of Gabon in West Africa last week. It is […]

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Beach smoking ban sparks debate in France

Beach smoking ban sparks debate in France

July 23, – Marisol Touraine told the Journal du Dimanche newspaper she wanted to see more tobacco-free zones, to protect children’s health. A call by France’s health minister for local authorities to ban smoking in parks and on beaches has sparked debate as a heat wave grips the country. The Socialist minister said she hoped […]

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